Upright Stationary Lunges
Stand with your feet in a staggered leg stance, with your left foot about 2-3 feet in front of your right, holding the ball overhead with both hands.
Bend both knees and keep hips upright. Straighten legs, pressing ball towards ceiling.
Rectus femoris, Quadriceps femoris, Vastus lateralis, Vastus medialis, Gluteus maximus, Adductor magnus, Soleus
TIP: Keep your hips upright, not allowing them to tip forward or tuck underneath you as you bend and straighten your legs.
Variations for Upright Stationary Lunges
The ball gives you a little bit of stability and makes stationary lunges more interesting than they are without the ball.
This develops leg strength as well as arm and core strength while you work one leg at a time.
This exercise adjoins the upper body with the lower body-you will get a back and shoulder workout by touching the ball to the floor and a leg workout by doing the lunges.
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